On our first morning in the city, we took a free walking tour of Athens to orient ourselves to the major sites. The city is home to 600,000 people and it sprawls in all directions with the acropolis as a … Continue reading
It’s hard to overstate the importance of Ephesus to the ancient world. A center of commerce and philosophy, so much history is recorded here. Some important sites include the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the ancient … Continue reading
Medieval old town, acropolis of Lindos and the Colossus We love Rhodes! The ancient city dates back to 407 BC and has a history of being conquered by a variety of forces–ottoman, byzantine, venetian and roman–all who left a bit … Continue reading
Santorini, the prize jewel of the Greek islands. Known for beautiful sunsets over the caldera, we had two days to duck into shops and enjoy leisurely meals while admiring the view.
Tourists arriving by ferry to Santorini have to scale a huge cliff to get to the towns of Oia and Fira. We opted for the quick and efficient taxi ride instead of cable car or donkey to the top.
One the best ways to see Santorini is by walking the 9km path that connects the towns of Oia and Fira. We took a city bus to one end of the the trail (Oia) and began our way back home after lunch. The path is well marked and the caldera view spectacular. While not difficult, there are plenty of challenging uphill climbs along the way.
Our flight to Greece left at 6:30am which was perfect timing for us to squeeze in a Journey concert in San Diego before spending the night in Anaheim and leaving for LAX airport at 4:30am. Grateful to Lauren for being … Continue reading
Our favorite singer and dancer put his unique spin on stage as Link Larkin in Hairspray, the 2019 Muir Musical performance at UC San Diego. Will and the huge cast has been hard at work since January, spending long hours … Continue reading